8.29.2008
Lykke Li
Omg, she's so pretty.

I always knew Sweden could produce good indie rock. Shout Out Louds, The Knife, Peter Bjorn and John, and The Radio Dept are prime examples. Now Swedish indie pop makes a statement with the likes of Lykke Li. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in February of this year (produced by aforementioned Peter Bjorn and John) and it is the shit. Li's sweet girlish voice coupled with her beyond catchy melodies and quirky instrumentation results in pop gem after pop gem. Her first single, "Little Bit," released in 2007, resounds with her haunting, youthful vocals and lyrical sincerity. For one with merely twenty-two years of life under her belt, her quality of music and words can be paired with a musician with far more years of experience. To know her album was recorded three years ago, at the age of 19, is a complete jaw-dropper.

The amazingly talented Lykke Li is touring extensively in the next few months, ending in her hometown:

Sep 5 Bestival Isle of Wight
Sep 19
Razzmatazz Barcelona
Sep 20
Moby Dick Madrid
Sep 22 AB Club Brussels
Sep 23 Nouveau Casino Paris
Sep 24 Paradiso (Upstairs) Amsterdam
Sep 26 Roter Salon Berlin
Sep 27 Ubel
& Gefährlich (Reeperbahn Festival) Hamberg

Sep 29 The Plug Sheffield
Oct 1 Scala - SOLD OUT London
Oct 2 Concorde 2 Brighton
Oct 5 Glee Club Birmingham
Oct 6 Thekla Bristol
Oct 8 Academy 2 Liverpool
Oct 9 Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh
Oct 10 The Duchess York
Oct 19 Black Cat Washington, D.C.
Oct 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York
Oct 23 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 24 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Oct 25 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Oct 28 Richards on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 29 Neumo's Seattle, Washington
Oct 30 Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
Nov 1 Independent San Francisco, California
Nov 3 El Rey Los Angeles, California
Dec 10 John Dee Oslo
Dec 11 Vega Copenhagen
Dec 12 Kägelbanan Stockholm


mp3 Let It Fall
mp3 Dance Dance Dance
mp3 Little Bit


Lykke Li's convulsive video for "Little Bit"

[Lykke Li's Official site][Lykke Li's Myspace]

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Soyea I will be back in Baltimore this Sunday. Baltimore shows I plan on attending: Hot Chip, Tegan & Sara, Built to Spill, Iron & Wine.

Soyea the presidential election is getting as heated as ever. Check out Obama's acceptance speech last night here.

Soyea I got a Chocolate (Verizon's free phone). These beaches don't let you add your uploaded music as ringtones. I guess you have to download Audacity AND Lame AND Bitpm to make your own. There must be an easier way. Give me an easier way.

4 Comments:
Anonymous Jane said...
I just came across your blog and want to thank you for offering so many mp3s and videos! I was happily surprised to see the Lykke Li is sold out in LA and NYC-- thankfully, I got my tickets for SF already.

Blogger Bombchell said...
gosh yeah she is pretty

Anonymous Dave R. said...
good but it ain't no Sigur Ros, she is h-o-t though.

Anonymous lovelypiggy0504@hotmail.com said...
cute voice,it's impressive.thank you for recommendations.